carotenol

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Etymology[edit]

carotene +‎ -ol

Noun[edit]

carotenol (countable and uncountable, plural carotenols)

  1. A yellow pigment; an alcohol of carotene.
    • 1945, Eugene Rabinowitch, Photosynthesis and Related Processes, volume 1, page 472
      [] almost a dozen other carotenols are regularly found in green leaves.
    • 2004, Shubhrata R. Mishra, Photosynthesis in Plants, page 123
      Luteol is by far the most abundant carotenol is leaves [sic] other leaf xanthophylls include zeaxanthol, violaxanthol, cryptoxanthol, flavoxanthol, and neoxanthin.

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